- Joneil Sampana, CTTAB – E-Gov Committee Chair
- Kendee Yamaguchi, Seattle DoIT
- Megan Erb, Seattle Channel
- Luke Swart, Hey Duwamish
- Tim Clemons, Seattle Police Department
- Bruce Blood, Seattle DoIT (remote)
- Sherry Jiang, Amazon (remote)
- Jon Madamba, Dokoji (remote)
- Update on Code for Seattle event – DiscoTech
- CTAB will host a table for Civic Fair
- Seattle Channel Civic Engagement Project – Kendee and Megan
- Discuss Seattle Channel draft program concept (refer to Attachment 1 below)
- Desired format will include:
- social/networking event with diverse audience (vibrant with civic soul and spirit)
- “New” non-profit partners to help promote
- Pre-recorded portion to highlight TMF winners
- Recorded format length will be 1 hour
- Seattle Police Department UI Refresh Project
- No response by SPD to Joneil
- Postponed – SPD cannot provide API’s for UI team. (updated provided by Tim)
- State of WA Data Internship Update – Joneil
- College Interns have been identified
- Currently seeking data mentors from Microsoft, Socrata, and Tableau
- Mentors Data Sheet included (refer to Attachment 2 below)
- Discuss “Smart Cities” concept – Joneil Sampana
- SPD Experience Update – Tim Clemons
- Virtual Reality Hackathon at UW on June 19-21st.
- CTAB and EGov to host a table at the DiscoTech event, June 6th.
- Tech Program subcommittee to determine short list of potential program topics to present to CTAB Committee – Joneil
- (Outstanding) Add Civic Tech tools and networks to theCommunity Technology Page
Attachment 1: Draft Concept Idea: Tech Television Show
DRAFT CONCEPT IDEA: TECH TELEVISION SHOW
SUMMARY: In May 2015, an idea originating from the community was brought to the Seattle Channel for a television show focused on technology with an airdate of July 2015. This concept idea was brought by E-gov committee member, Joneil Sampana. To move this concept forward, there are three decision points needed from the E-gov committee: (1) agreement on the concept of a tech show (2) securing the funding for the show and (3) the identification of an established partner organization to support the audience build, assist in managing the networking aspect of the event and to possibly cover refreshment costs. Possible resources identified by Joneil are set to expire by the end of June 2015. Thus, for this concept to become a “reality,” a decision by members of the E-gov committee on these items are required by mid-June for a July production.
FUNDING REQUEST: $80,000 in funding would be required to produce FIVE episodes. The funding would be in the form of a MOU to Seattle Channel. An opportunity to build in renewed annual funding is optimal to ensure the program is sustainable and a fixture in the future for the community.
TIMELINE: If funding is secured by the end of June 2015, production and completion of the shows would be by the end of July and could be aired the day after the event on the Seattle Channel. The show would also be available online at www.seattlechannel.org.
The Tech Television show highlights a mix of innovation and civic engagement in Seattle. There is no other show on the market within our region. Each month, the show brings together the best of these worlds in a fun and entertaining format. Taped live before a studio audience, the program features networking with the best and brightest from the tech world, business, philanthropies and different cultures all with the same goal: to further engage and educate our local community on the “latest news and trends” in technology. A host of the show would delve into the many conversations around this topic and explore ways that we can work together to make a difference.
One-hour program begins after a networking session which features food and a no-host bar. Host opens show on first topic with guests. After introduction of guests, hosts tosses to pre-produced story on main topic to provide background context and additional voices. Story takes viewers/guests out of venue and into the heart of the issue. After story, we return to host and panel guests to continue the conversation. Audience Q & A is encourage. A twitter fall is also shown at venue so guests can follow & participate online if preferred. Host can have guests answer social media questions as well. A second shorter story on a different aspect of the topic may also be shown in the program if needed.
Recommended Next Steps and By When:
- Agree on show concept and provide Seattle Channel ideas for name of the show or decide on show name at May E-gov meeting.
- Agreement on 5 topics as possible story ideas/show themes, while leaving option for producing shows on current events/trends for upcoming shows.
- Who will secure funding and by when?
- Who will secure partner and by when?
Possible Partners: (Select one partner to be the lead for all events to provide for consistency. More partners can be added but one partner is needed to assist in ensuring an audience build, networking management during the taping and to possibly organize the refreshments). Ideas include, but not limited to:
- Code for Seattle
- HackaThon Organizers
- New Tech Meetup
- Seattle Startup (Rebecca Lovell)
Possible Topic Ideas: (Note: to keep the program current, we should reserve the right to change topics as production begins to reflect current events/topics in the tech community)
- The Start Up Culture
- Health Care Science & Startups/Technology
- Digital Engagement – What does that mean to you & me?
- Citizens Services
- Seattle “Smart City ”Initiatives
- Bridging the Digital Divide
- Digital Privacy
- Open Government (Local/State)
Attachment 2: State of Washington Data Internship Mentor Data Sheet
8 college students
From 4 Colleges around WA
With 4 mentors from Washington’s tech sector
Spend 6 weeks
Using data visualization software
To develop cool and crunchable data appendices
For the policy or analysis reports
Of a handful of state agencies
Project: Visualizing Data from Washington State agencies
To engage talented students and tech sector mentors in visualizing public data from multiple participating state agencies. Visualization will create user-friendly, intuitive displays of scrubbed data collected by Washington Agencies, for example:
– grant reporting,
– underexplored data sources, and
– mandatory reports.
The end product will allow researchers, policymakers and companies to better understand Washington State, and create new opportunities using information.
Late June – mid September, 2015
Across Washington State. This is a virtual engagement
OCIO is located in Olympia, and most mentors are located in the Greater Seattle area. Most team interactions will be virtual – via videoconference or collaboration software.
What’s the Expected Level of Effort?
Interns are expected to dedicate at least 5 hours per week to learning, doing and presenting the work needed to accomplish the effective and engaging visualization of the problems and data described.
Mentors – from agencies and from the tech sector – are expected to commit to 2 hours of team engagement per week (preferably through some multimedia collaboration solution like Lync) and another hour of email and project review.
Who is involved?
We have received a wave of applications from students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Washington state and have a preliminary list of good applicants who have basic familiarity with the legislative process, the roles of the executive and legislative branches of government, fluent English, basic competence in information literacy and the ability to work independently.
The program is flexible, but designed for students who have significant professional interest in data science, design, public policy and technology.
The following Washington State agencies have committed staff, challenges and data to this effort and will work with the teams:
- Office of Financial Management – Forecasting Division(confirmed, per Marc Baldwin)
- Forecasting has lots of data and reports on:
- criminal justice
- The idea: the Olympia Bazaar of Income Data
- Slice, dice and visualize income data about Washington
- by geography
- by educational attainment
- by trends
- Mentors: team of 3 people – someone from each topic area team
- Organized by Marc Baldwin
- The appeal for the agency and user
- trying out visualization tools
- building in a customer feedback feature
- Employment Security Department(interested, per Cynthia Forland) Confirmed by Robert Haglund
- Web: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications
- Topics for teams:
- Labor market data
- Visualize data in Excel tables
- Robert Haglund,
- Jeff Robinson
- Governor’s Office — Results Washington(interested, per Wendy K-S) Confirmed by Rich R.
- Topics for teams:
- Visualizing State Government Performance
- Correlation / interrelationships e.g. homelessness
- Challenge is the depth of data – several hundred datasets, one point per year
- Multiple datasets in one view
- Rich Roesler
- Pam Pannkuk
- Key Appeal factor: feedback loops on data
- Department of Early Learning(DEL) Confirmed per Carrie Wolfe
- Web: http://del.wa.gov/
- Forecasting has lots of data and reports on:
- creating a county/state map of child care subsidy report data
- Assess the trends in demographics for the MIECHV home visiting grants from year 2 to year 3 using data from a standard report that Washington State submits to our federal funders (HRSA) every October to describe the demographics and service utilization for the most recent federal fiscal year.
- Carrie Wolfe
Data Governance Coordinator
Washington Department of Early Learning
(360) 725-4442 (phone)
- Department of Ecology (ECY) Confirmed per Lee Otis
Interested Agencies / Programs (close to confirmation)
- Department of Labor and Industry(interested, per Kirsta Glenn) — stakeholder work still ongoing
- Web: http://www.lni.wa.gov/
- Topics for teams:
- Workers comp performance
- Model on OR site – and improve it!
- Constraints on tools
- Web compatibility
- Department of Revenue(interested, per Kathy Oline)
- Descriptive Statistics: an annual publication due December 1st.
- Database Public Disclosure Report
- Annual surveys and reports
- Supported by IS division
- Taxpayer reports submitted online
- Agency mentors
- Don Gutmann (program manager)
- Department of Commerce
- Web: http://commerce.wa.gov
- Topics: TBD
- Workers comp performance
Clean Technology Sector Lead
- Tableau (confirmed by Neal )
- Microsoft (confirmed by Joneil)
- Socrata (interested, not confirmed)
- ESRI (confirmed by Lee)
- Gonzaga (confirmed, per Joneil, applications received)
- Washington State University (Applications received)
- UW (interested, per Brianna, applications received)
- Eastern WA University (Interested but no applications)
This program grew from a brainstorming session at Seattle Open Data Day 2015, where Joneil Sampana and Will Saunders started thinking about how to bring students and tech sector leaders into closer contact with state agency staff to advance civic challenges. Joneil works at Microsoft and Will works for the State CIO. The Washington Technology Industry Association agreed to help facilitate and promote the program through Claire Dillow, their events manager.
The organizers of this program are the people who dreamed it up. The supporters are the agencies, leaders and mentors who have allowed us to run with the idea all the way to launch and finish.
Let us know your thoughts; help us if you can; join us if you want to.
Will Saunders, State of WA